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Over the next few weeks, EA Sports will show 25 new plays that you will find in NCAA Football 12.

New offensive plays will be shown every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while a new defensive play every Tuesday and Thursday. Each new play will be accompanied by a screen of the play art and a brief description of why the play has been added to NCAA Football 12.

Play #12 features the Nickel 2-4-5 Slant Zone 2.

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"Nickel 2-4-5 Slant Zone 2 – Nickel 2-4-5 Slant Zone 2 - From a coverage standpoint is a standard 2 deep, 4 under fire zone pressure. The play calls for the two inside linebackers in the 2-4-5 formation to move to each side of the formation to show blitz. Combined with the pre-snap movement of the nickel cornerback, remaining linebackers, and both defensive tackles, the play gives the look of an “exotic” blitz scheme in which any combination of the players could blitz."

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# 1 mikehud @ 03/29/11 11:35 AM
Nickel 2-4-5 Slant Zone 2 – Nickel 2-4-5 Slant Zone 2 - From a coverage standpoint is a standard 2 deep, 4 under fire zone pressure. The play calls for the two inside linebackers in the 2-4-5 formation to move to each side of the formation to show blitz. Combined with the pre-snap movement of the nickel cornerback, remaining linebackers, and both defensive tackles, the play gives the look of an “exotic” blitz scheme in which any combination of the players could blitz."

intriguing. wonder if this means there will pre-snap movement as part of the play call, instead of random movement or the standard d-line and LB shifts? would be cool to see how it plays out.
 
# 2 j_paq_9 @ 03/29/11 11:37 AM
That MLB going into coverage better be quick or else he is goin to get burnt on any quick slant or drag across the left middle of that zone.
 
# 3 MelR2000 @ 03/29/11 12:06 PM
Very cool play.
 
# 4 mvb34 @ 03/29/11 12:13 PM
There seems to be more DL stunts in NCAA plays this year.. I hope this is the case in Madden as well..
 
# 5 LionsFanNJ @ 03/29/11 12:30 PM
wait, does that mean pre snap movement that actually works with the play? instead of random movement? intriguing.
 
# 6 Scrapps @ 03/29/11 01:14 PM
Bottom line, if they don't improve on zone coverage in a big way, this and many other plays will basically be useless.
 
# 7 TheDelta @ 03/29/11 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrapps
Bottom line, if they don't improve on zone coverage in a big way, this and many other plays will basically be useless.
Not absolutely useless but on 3rd & long with fast LBs, I might call this ans user one of the blitzers. In every other situation, like any zone play, it will be easy to beat for 5-7 yards every single play quick or easily for 15-20 yards if you get a couple seconds, so you need to get to the QB fast.
 
# 8 Knight9299 @ 03/29/11 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by LionsFanNJ
wait, does that mean pre snap movement that actually works with the play? instead of random movement? intriguing.
Pre-snap prowling only really makes a difference if the offense responds to it whether it's calling an audible or the QB sees the movement and decides the coverage is man when it's cover 2 in. So against the computer it's worthless, against another person it may make a difference, but then again if the only time the defense prowls like this is for this play, now I know it's 2 deep, four under and I know where my hot read is and where the hole in the zone is so this another play that without a complimentary play is pretty much useless.
 
# 9 TDenverFan @ 03/29/11 04:27 PM
ehh... This sin't my type of play. I prefer plays with both Man and Zone. IDK why, thus play just fails to impress me.
 
# 10 44drob @ 03/29/11 04:56 PM
i think im goin to be abusing this play
 
# 11 JonathanPDX @ 03/29/11 07:08 PM
I just hope blitzers are a little more intelligent this year. Sometimes I feel like sending extra guys just puts a ton of bodies in the middle without getting anyone free. Everyone, even the linemen, seem to rush straight ahead to the center of the pocket instead of opening a lane for the free man to rush through.

This kind of play looks interesting but if every rusher just takes a straight line toward the center of the pocket, and every blocker instantly knows who is rushing and manages to put his body perfectly between the rusher and the QB, then it's just another blitz that relies on lucky block-shedding more than anything else.
 
# 12 SkillzKillz719 @ 03/29/11 07:50 PM
I can see myself using this play quite a bit on defense if they implement it right!
 

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